Working at Iowa Survey

WORKING AT IOWA SURVEY 2020

College of Engineering Results

The University completed the Working at Iowa Survey of faculty and staff in the fall of 2020, following similar surveys conducted in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.  This survey provides a snapshot of employee engagement by asking for employee perceptions about their job, their unit, and the University as a whole.  Each college received a report summarizing the results from faculty and staff in that college.  The College of Engineering 2020 report is available for your review.

Some highlights from the College of Engineering results include:

  • 54.8% of our faculty and staff responded to the survey.
  • Areas of particular strength for the College include:  units focusing on excellent service (Question 8); faculty and staff report understanding their work expectations (Question 1) and how their work supports the mission of the University (Question 16).
  • Consistent with campus-wide results, areas that may warrant further consideration include workload distribution (Question 9) and recognition of faculty/staff accomplishments (Question 18).

The College of Engineering results have been discussed with the Engineering Administrative Council. Opportunities for further conversation and planning related to the survey results will be coordinated following those initial discussions.  

Please peruse the College of Engineering report to learn more specifics about the results.  If you have questions or comments about the College of Engineering survey results, or ideas about follow-up actions, please share those ideas with Cathy Koebrick, Director of Human Resources.

The University of Iowa Report is also available for your review, along with additional Working at Iowa information, on the University Human Resources Working at Iowa webpage.